Would you like to serve on our Board of Directors?
What’s The Opportunity? EECC is a not-for-profit organization and a registered Canadian charity. EECC operates two EarlyON Child & Family Centres, where parents, grandparents and other caregivers can spend time with infant, toddler and preschool children. EECC’s mission is to support the development of children aged 0-6, along with their families and caregivers, through community and inclusive play. EECC welcomes all adults accompanying children aged 0-6, of all strengths, abilities, needs, family types, neurotypes, gender identities, racial and cultural identities, and languages.
During the Covid-19 pandemic closure, EECC has worked to provide children and their families with engaging virtual programming on a diverse array of topics and themes and in a variety of languages. In person programming re-opened in summer 2021, with strict protocols in place.
EECC’s Board of Directors is the official operator of EECC, and makes key decisions on EECC’s programming, planning, operations, governance, fundraising and finances, among other topics.
What’s In It For You? Serving on EECC’s Board is an opportunity to volunteer for a wonderful organization that seeks to support the needs of young children and their families, guardians and caregivers in the diverse East End community. Many of our current and former Board members benefit or have benefited from EECC’s programming with their own families and care about ensuring that programming continues to be offered, funded, and designed to meet the needs of the community. Serving on the Board is also a fantastic way to get board experience.
Childcare is also provided during in-person Board meetings (which have not been possible during Covid-19). Directors and officers insurance is provided.
Who Are We Looking For? We’re looking for passion and a genuine drive to help the community! You don’t need to have board experience, or any specific education or background, to succeed on EECC’s Board. Some of our Board members focus on issues like finances or governance, while others focus on reaching out to the community or planning fundraising events. We do expect all Board members to be involved in our major annual fundraising event, as it is a critical source of funding for EECC and it truly takes us all to make it happen.
We’ll work with you to find the best way for you to contribute. We believe a great board is made up of engaged and caring people with different skillsets, and great board members can come from anywhere!
We are prioritizing applicants from BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities.
Board members must be 18+ and must be willing to provide their full name and date of birth to the Charities Directorate.
What’s The Time Commitment? Approximately 2-4 hours per month. Additionally, all Board members are expected to help plan for, set up and attend EECC’s annual fundraising event in the fall (Covid-19 permitting).
How Do I Apply? Just send an e-mail to email@example.com with a paragraph or two about yourself and why you’re interested. If you have questions before you apply, you can also send those to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s it!